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I can see how a bike can be missed. The trim between the front window and the windshield of my car can totally block out a large pick up truck. That is why it is called a blind spot. I hesitate while rolling forward when I turn left so I can lean forward and back to fully see out of both windows to ensure nothing is coming - only to have the impatient people behind me honk and crowd my rear bumper. There have been many times up on the loop near the Women's Center that cautiously rolling forward has paid off.
It would not be their wreck. It would be mine. It would not be Gramp's bike under their vehicle. It would be under mine.
The moral of the story... Slow down. Be patient. Be alert.
I'm also a biker and have been involved with drivers who ran a red light, or ran a stop sign. I feel this driver should have been cited for " Not ensuring safe to proceed".Thank God no major mishap.Please...WATCH OUT FOR THE BIKER
It's riders like this that should be riding! Gramps needs to go teach school on how to survive riding a bike! Good Job!!
He did the best thing to do in this instance. WATCH OUT FOR THE BIKER!
Go, Grandpa! Quick thinking and reaction saved you from further harm. Kudos!
I own a bike and that is my worst fear. He obviously has enough experience to avoid major trauma. I'm glad he is okay. And I hope his bike is okay too..